• Our Daily Bread (1934)

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Release Date: 1934

DVD Release Date: August 10th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
Urbanites John (Tom Keene) and Mary Sims (Karen Morley) are facing eviction for lack of work when Mary's uncle (Lloyd Ingraham) proposes they take over an abandoned farm. Ignorant about agriculture, the couple nevertheless accepts, and are fortunate enough to meet a Swedish farmer (John Qualen) who offers his assistance. As the farm begins to prosper, John is inspired to form a collective, inviting others to help farm and share in the profits. Things go awry, however, when a drought occurs.

Cast: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, Barbara Pepper, Addison Richards, John Qualen, Lloyd Ingraham, Sidney Bracey, Henry Hall

Director: King Vidor

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

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  • An eye-opener that handles its themes in a refreshingly nonexploitative manner. show more

  • This critic found much to digest (pun barely intended), with thoughts of FDA politics and standard practices, the ritualism and sacrifice of our own species, why baby animals are considered protectable innocents (and inversely, grown steaks-to-be just a fact of life), plus, on a meta level, how people's dietary philosophies will inform their reactions to the work. show more

  • A thought-provoking documentary that would go well on a double bill with Richard Linklater's fictional "Fast Food Nation." show more

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